Marcus Colla is Mark Kaplanoff Research Fellow in History at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the history of modern Germany and Eastern Europe.
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Acknowledging the continent’s centre is “moving eastwards” marked the German chancellor’s address as visionary, of sorts.
Mikhail Gorbachev: The last revolutionary
Ambitious Soviet reformer whose political career was defined by “perestroika”.
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Ankara is perfectly placed to mediate between Kyiv and Moscow, and recoup some credibility with NATO at the same time.
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